A Trial of the Idea of Intrafamilial Insight for Family-Therapy and Social Understanding of Mental Disorders

  • Yoshio Sakamoto


Today, I will try to explain my experience in Japan from the social psychiatric point of view. Among several topics, I have selected two which I understand to be closely related to each other as well as to good clinical practice in Japan. One is the idea of intrafamilial insight and the other is symbiotic symptoms.


Autistic Symptom Mental Patient Social Understanding Japanese Family Guilt Feeling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshio Sakamoto
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  1. 1.The Sakamoto Institute of PsychopathologyOsakaJapan

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